At our last Whole Foods Immersion we were thrilled to have Mark Rinaldi join us, and share his success story since the last Whole Foods Immersion back in September. Since his September immersion, Marc reached his ideal weight, losing close to 50 pounds and is now taking 95% less insulin than he was in September!
Mark is a gifted poet, and shared a few poems with us, that we thought all of you E2ers would appreciate.
The Engine 2 Way
I ate my last ding dong and a cherry ho ho
When I was dropped of at Kalani, Big Hawaii
I signed the waiver form and said “Junk food, bye bye!”
I said “Hey roomie, lets order up a pizza!”
Delivered for the party, a special meet and gretch-ya
But doc said, “hey, wait, what abou the cheese?”
Yer blockin’ up yer endothelial layer with all that fat disease!”
“Reduction of your foam cell bulge and clots up in your head!”
Then Jeff came dancin’ by and told us how to read a label.
Blah blah blah and la de da, the front is just a fable
He said, ration proportion is for calories, salts and fat
So Mr.Johnson can raise the flag, and know where the mother ship is at!
Chew your food, cellulose breakdown, salivary amylase
Pay attention, swallow your food, esophageal sphincter phase
Make a bit of room for the soup de legume
And eat your leafy greens now first
So your past with constipation will not be your proclamation
Of situations that could be much worse.
Thank you master liver for the fats that you deliver
To my system, I’ve got all I need.
Doc said, put that burger down, don’t be a calf food clown
Your choice is based on Pleasure greed
Veggies, fruits and the wholly grains
Chew them all down and avoid those pains
Of sclerotic vessel tissue, surgeries and such
Your family will thank you, They love you very much.
My sponsor told me once, he said, pick a day that’s yours.
To mark sobriety away from all the drugs and coors
So then I met a Rip a climbin’ up a plant-strong pole
And realized that my party had a new sober goal.
April 16th, Hawaiian time became my first new day
Life preserver, grateful, the Engine 2 Way
A is for apple, of course, once a day
B is for broccoli, form this I won’t stray
C is a vitamin bound up in side,
The juice of an orange, a round, natural pride
D is a doughnut I choose not to eat and
E is a vowel inside of a beet
F is a flower, alive as a fruit
G is for growing by earth as a root
H is for hormone of happiness, health
I bides intention, longevity, weath
J, jurisprudence, the picture I see
of eating a product that comes from a tree
K is for knee deep in E2 I am and
L is for petting, not eating a lamb.
M is for masticate, chewing my greens
N, nitric oxide, works deep in the seams.
O is for oil, from nuts I do chose
P is for pam, a spray I don’t use
Q is a quandary where I don’t reside
R means respect for my health and my pride
S is for simple, I heard Rip once say
T is the truth, I felt it that day.
U, is understanding, a message well sent
a carrier pigeon, a gift heaven sent.
V is a vegetable, raw or as stew
W is water for me and for you
X is for xylem, the flow in a tree
Y is the question for all, then comes
Mark Rinaldi – Engine 2 Immersion graduate and success story.
Do you have poetry skills? We want to see your best plant-strong poems. Just leave a comment and write your plant-strong poem (as long or short as you like) we will have a few plant-strong celebrity judges and pick 3 winners who will get a copy of “Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue”!